Miss Langford’s reel

Also known as The Carracastle Lass, The Carracastle, The Carrickcastle Lass, The Lass Of Carracastle, Miss Landford’s, Miss Langford’s, Miss Langton’s, Miss Longford, Morrison’s.

There are 27 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with George White’s Favorite (lots of times), The Tailor’s Thimble (a few times), Come West Along The Road (a few times), The Eel In The Sink (a few times) and The Flax In Bloom (a few times).

Miss Langford’s has been added to 4 tune sets.

Miss Langford's has been added to 67 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Miss Langford's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2dB A2FA|(3Bcd AF GEEG|FDD2 FGA2|(3Bcd eg fddB|
A2dB A2FA|(3Bcd AF GEEG|FDD2 FGA2|(3Bcd eg fddg|
faaf g2ef|gfed cAA2|faaf g2fg|afge fddg|
faaf g2ef|gfed cAAc|BABd cdec|dfag fdd2||

Eleven comments

Miss Langford’s

A single reel I’m getting to know and love. I like to follow it with Bonny Kate. Frankie Gavin performs a more elaborate version on his "Fierce Traditional" cd, and partners the tune in this instance with The Tailor’s Thimble.

Miss Langford’s

Frankie Gavin also recorded this with "De Danann" on the "Star Spangled Molly" LP. On that recording it was called "Morrison’s" - presumably James of that ilk.

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Miss Longford

I got a version of this from Bobby Casey and Joe Ryan durign the early nineties and identified it at some point as Miss Longford. It has now appeared on Aoibhinn Crónán as The Lass of Carracastle and attributed to the pen of Paddy Sweeney.

It’s not the Lass of Carracastle posted on this site by the way.

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Caoimhin O Raghallaigh and Mick O’Brien do a great job on this tune under the name of Miss Longford. A good set is Miss Longford, the Morning Dew, and the Geese in the Bog.


2 reels followed by a jig ?

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Lad O Beirne’s reel version of the tune Kenny.

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Miss Langford - so many versions

I wish someone would post sheetmusic closer to the version played by Caoimhin O Raghallaigh and Mick O’Brien . I am not much good at playing by ear.

Lass of Carracastle

The version played by Caoimhin O Raghallaigh and Mick O’Brien is actually closer to the Lass of Carracastle.

Re: Miss Langford’s

There’s a version of this on the Jesse Smith, Sean Gavin & John Blake album, Music from the Lost Continent. They play it in F major instead, and it sounds great.

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